Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Interlude 11x14

During the few years I attempted to teach an art class at the high school, we tried various media. I was constantly carting items from my home for a subject to sketch, paint, etc. One that was always a favorite was this chair, hat, and uke. The angles of the chair were a challenge, but we had fun, so did I when I painted it lately in oils. If art is not fun to a person, she/he should find another interest.

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